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I Have Had Spinal Surgery

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    I am having a spinal fusion on my lower back.

    The disc is gone! Mr I showed compressed nerve. Tops of my feet hurt. And right leg pain is unbearable at times. The neuro surgeon said my pain would be completely healed because only 1 disc is involved. Can the nerve be permanently damaged? I hope not! The pain is awful. I'm...
    sourapplemix sourapplemix 46-50 3 Responses Feb 15, 2014

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    My Past Operation

    I had a scoliosis since my childhood, +50ยบ degrees, and evoluting, i was operated and fortunately, everything went well. Now i'm fine, although after first month of operation i had many pain.
    Tvfc Tvfc 18-21, M Jul 28, 2013

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    Neck Pain Is Better

    I had spine surgery in October 2008. The doctor fused C-2,3,4 because of herniated disks and arthritis. I had been in a lot of pain in my shoulder and neck and was losing the feeling in my hands. The surgery went fine and I was home within 24-hours. Two or three days later when...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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    I Am Looking At Having Disc Replacement

    ia there anyone who has had disc replacement? if so could you please send me details of your experience and how has it effected you since having the surgery. at the moment i am only being offered FUSION.
    englishrose24 englishrose24 51-55 1 Response Oct 29, 2010

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    My 360 Spinal Fusion

    Hi, my name is Janice and 3 weeks ago I had a 360 spinal fusion with hardware at my l4 l5 and s1. This was to correct a broken vertabrea and two ruptured disks. I also had alot of nerve pain in both my legs that caused them both to feel like pins and needles and it just kept...
    jgoodwin104 jgoodwin104 22-25, F Oct 19, 2012

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    I had it at gosh when I was 8.

    Near the end I had a strange hankering for water. Missed 3 months of school. MSG me if u wanna know more ๐Ÿ˜œ
    Nickstar13 Nickstar13 13-15, F Aug 10, 2014

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    Neck Pain

    Hi, I have had an anterior discectomy with decompression and fusion in 2003 on c5 - c6 (for those who know the surgeon enters through the front of the throat to access your spine (neck).  Also, in 2009 I had another C6-c7 this time decompression surgery and disc...
    clwainwright clwainwright 41-45 2 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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    Microdiscectomy @ L5/S1

    Microdiscectomy at L5 S1 HI Everyone, Would like some advice/comments good and bad with regard to my experience of recent surgery. First off here's my story. Twelve years ago I experienced a pro-lapsed disc which left a snag pushing into my sciatic nerve. Despite having two...
    Warried Warried 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 3, 2013

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    Just Had Spinal Surgery For Spinal Stenosis

    I would just like to share my surgery, I am 26 female, and on March 21, 2013, I went to the emergency room because my right leg was paralyzed, they ran a MRI and within 2 hours of having the MRI done, I had a Neurologist come into my room and tell me that I had to have spinal...
    MeiDio MeiDio 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    Spinal Fusion July 30, 2013

    I had spinal fusion surgery on July 30th of this year. When I woke up I was in sooooo much pain. They said the first 24-48 hours is the worst - they were not kidding! I didn't think I would make it through the night but I did and they got me out of bed and walking the next day...
    GenH GenH 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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    Emergency Thoracic Fusion

    In October of 2008 I went to my primary care doctor for my annual physical. I told her I had been having a lot of pain and that my back felt like it was broken. After xrays and MRI's they told me I had a herniated disc that was putting pressure on my spinal cord and that I needed...
    Sambouka Sambouka 31-35 Dec 22, 2009

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    Spinal Surgery

    i had emergency spinal surgery on nov.22 after falling 17 ft. off a ladder at work.they gave me a t-10 l-3 fusion and a cage.1 of my vertebra was crushed and the other was destroyed.i now have neurogenic bowel and bladder.theres pain of some sort everyday,but ican walk and do...
    billbuzz billbuzz 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    Just about to go under the knife lolI was told

    to be nil by mouth from the day before . This health care assistant ask why I never took my regular tablets today I needed to say that I I'm nill my mouth she got a bit annoyed and said I must not skip taking my medication . I showed her the nil my mouth instructions (not even...
    roastlamb roastlamb 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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    I'v Had 5 Spinal Surgery's And Have a cage around my disc in lower lumbar

    August 27th 2007 was my first spinal fusion of my whole upper spine then december 4th 2008 I had my lower section fused, Febuary 2nd 2010 I was opened up from neck to tail bone area so they could Try and clean out an infection. 4 months later I started getting a fever of 104.5...
    karinaleavens karinaleavens 18-21 10 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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    I Am Writing This For Anyone Thinking Of Having Spine Surgery

    I want to share my experience, in case it helps anyone else: may what happened to me never again happen. I only ever went to the "best" surgeons. Surgeon #1 trained at the Mayo, taught at an Ivy league medical school, and had wall plaques coming out of his ears - with a very...
    LightHealing1000 LightHealing1000 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 10, 2010

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    Spinal Stenosis

    Hi fellow pain endurists, only desperate people like me will know how it feels to live in a never ending world of pain... unfortunately have been diagnosed with osteoarthritits/spinal stenosis which has been the cause of unbearable sciatica for the past 6 months. I had to leave...
    Sanree Sanree 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    On the 19th I had my first lower lumbar surgery.

    I broke my back November 11, 2012. I'm scared now. after the surgery the surgeon stated that I will need it fused in a matter of years. I'm have been so independent even after the injury. I find it so hard to ask for help to pick things up off the floor. Or to even put on socks...
    BrandiLyn09 BrandiLyn09 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    2 Failed Back Surgeries

    iva had 2 different l5-s1 discectomies, now contemplating a fusion, im scared as hell, i watch youtube videos and it is scaring me even more...im sure i wont feel anything while in surgery but leading up to it is killing me,and also thinking about the recovery isnt helping none...
    jojo713 jojo713 36-40 1 Response Apr 29, 2013

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    S1 Fusion Charite Disc Replacement At L4/5

    Hi everybody so good to find this forum .i had my surgery in 2008 on the Gold Coast .All went well however I was told I could go back to everything ,work( pool builder) exercise with no restrictions .I did this as I had to to support my family and run my business .I think this...
    Wolffy1 Wolffy1 51-55, M 2 Responses May 26, 2013

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    Spine Surgery For Spondylolisthesis.

    I had surgery for Spondylolisthesis by Dr. Michale Hasz of the Virginia Spine Institute. I found Dr. Hasz as well as the Institute's staff to be among the most professional I've encountered for anything anywhere. I am healing just fine and can see good improvements.
    Spondylolisthesis Spondylolisthesis 66-70 Nov 15, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I had 5 surgeries, 3 on my left ankle at age 15 and 2 on my right foot at age 16. I am almost 22 now and I still can't run, still have constant pain, still have serious weakness in...
    countryqueen623 countryqueen623 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    So about two years I was In an accident. I don't really remember the details but I woke up in the hospital the next day and I was clueless as to who I was at all. I could tell you...
    FEVERiSHLY FEVERiSHLY 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have not personally had ECT, but my brother did in the 60's and I have some questions. Do any of you remember the pre treatment? Do any of you remember anything about the...
    emmabovary13 emmabovary13 56-60, F 10 hrs ago

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    I have had many panic attacks. I have take xanax twice a day, just to prevent them from happening. I have social anxiety, and it gets pretty bad sometimes.
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 15 hrs ago

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    I'm 17 and my bro Wyatt is 18. We share a room since he hasn't left yet. Last night we made a bet. Whoever lost would get farted on. Of course I had to lose :( So anyway I lost and...
    NeoBoy NeoBoy 18-21, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    So i tried lucid dreaming and yeah it happened. sleep paralysis. all i remember was that i was laying on my back and i was looking up at the ceiling unable to move or talk and then...
    Alexander5050 Alexander5050 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    When you've had company that is so entertaining and bring such a warm feeling enough not to remember turning on the tv or having any electronic devices including cell phones, it...
    SeekingLovetrust SeekingLovetrust 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    At first my step dad choose his girl over me, now I had to move back home. Because my grandmother husband try to kill me, he alcoholic. He always picking on me how I wear, my hair...
    colonaileen colonaileen 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've had my heart broken by a guy I've never dated...
    hails4 hails4 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Others have had worse things happen to them. I have a hard time realizing that the things that have happened to be me are minor compared to the things that have happened to other...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've always had a small bladder thankfully my parents and brothers have been very understanding aside from a little bit of teasing but every once in a while we would be in a long...
    lovewins2123 lovewins2123 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    The first time it happened, I didn't know what to think. I just brushed it off as a really vivid nightmare. That is, until it happened again a week later. That's when I realized...
    SylvieX SylvieX 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have had hypnosis before and its scary how easy it worked. Hypnotist said I was a natural lol. I had it to get rid of a phobia and it worked. Only problem was it was all so...
    dancingamy dancingamy 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I am a 36 year old male and a couple of months ago had pain in my lower back. i had back pain in the past but it was always because of some injury or muscle strain and went away...
    thekonner thekonner 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    Well for my friends who didn't know I hurt my shoulder a few weeks ago at home when I was recovering from knee surgery I now have to go in and have major shoulder surgery in 2 to 3...
    adelaideman adelaideman 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    last week I had sex for the first time, and for the past two days I've been feeling really bad, i had aches, nausea, cravings, and fatigue. my mom was pregnant so i know the early...
    gamergirl183 gamergirl183 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I have had several surgeries. One was for my leg and the others were for my dental stuff .
    crazyram45 crazyram45 22-25, M a week ago

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    I've broken a bone . I broke my femur as a result of a medicine I was told to take by a doctor. My upper left leg hit the ground after I flew in the air for a few second as a...
    crazyram45 crazyram45 22-25, M a week ago

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    I was camping with my family and it was going to rain that day and I was playing on the swing set at the campground and I fell off the swing and when I hit the ground it broke my...
    alexander123321 alexander123321 18-21, M a week ago

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    Oh my goodness me. I have never before been able to talk to anyone about this. This will sound crazy I kniw but I really need someones help pleaasee! I was 5 years old and...
    BabyUsagi BabyUsagi 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Some time ago I wrote that I had only had sex with one woman in my whole life. That was certainly true at the time. But since then I have met someone else. I met her on-line. We...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    One day I caught him mast**bating off to my panties so I took the panties and through them a way. I then jack*d him off and after a while we had full on s*x it was good
    lauran123 lauran123 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    Quite a few; I was in a bad accident & in a coma for a few weeks; I have 2 plates in my jaw, 1 big plate across my eye socket under my eye brow, I have a plate & 6 screws in my...
    Plaincountrygirl Plaincountrygirl 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 23

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